Thursday, February 17, 2011

A couple of silly songs from A & A

This is a silly song compliments of the boys. They sang several but this is the short one.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cupcakes for School

Andrew's birthday falls two days after Christmas so bringing cupcakes to school for his birthday is not possible. He still wanted to do this so we talked and decided that doing it for his Gotcha Day might be a good option. We did talk to Andrew that doing this might make the kids ask him some questions and he was okay with it. So then we had to decide what kind so he and I went Internet surfing and here is the end result. The boys colored butter cake batter and then put a scoop of each color in the cups. They really turned out fun. This was really easy and the boys thought they were big stuff.
On to decorating, we went. We had picked an idea from this website As you can see our version isn't quite the same but it was easier and didn't involve candles. I did try some with the pretzel sticks standing up. It worked okay but not great. The boys still had fun. We then brought them into school. Andrew was thrilled.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

January 23rd Gotcha Day

January 23 was a very important day in the Barbee house. It was 2 years ago that day that Andrew came to be with us. We were in Seoul South Korea and the Chinese New Year was about to begin. Oh how the time flies. I have a hard time imagining life without my energetic 6 year old. Who would believe this reading boy didn't know anything but the ABC song. I would say the only sad thing is that when he watches Pororo now he doesn't understand the words. He still likes it though. I can not imagine life when he becomes a teenager because he already can out eat Perry. On the other hand, he burns every ounce of it. I am thankful for a teacher that took the time to figure out how to motivate my boy. He loves to please but sometimes struggles because sitting still requires a serious amount of work.We are blessed to have some baby pictures of Andrew so I thought I would share one. Who is this boy now. A boy who truly loves to run. A boy who tries to slid down the hill standing up on the sled. The boy that wants to rescue his brother from trouble but also can do some serious teasing. He brave and scared all at the same time. He doesn't know a stranger and informed me the other day that he wanted to be a fixer when he grew up. He still loves anything on wheels especially cars and trains and motorcycles. He loves to play Wii with his Dad and wants a running explanation of who, what, when how and why.

I love him so much and God has blessed me beyond measure.